Sunday, September 14, 2008

September 14, 2008 Garden Update

Greetings! Here we have some photos of our most recent accomplishment at the garden: a cleared space in the dirt! It may not look like much, but it took two of the stalwart garden volunteers quite a while to clean up this section. As you might be able to deduce, we are pulling all the weeds from from the ground, individually at times, in order to clear some space for beautiful native plant beds! This, the Graham St. entrance, gets quite a bit of foot traffic. We would love to make it look pleasant for our neighbors and the community. Our plans for this section are still nebulous. The parks department has recommended that we "keep it low maintenance" back here, but it is quite tempting to let our botanical imaginations run wild. Hopefully, we can find a pleasant compromise between "weedy lot" and "beloved greenspace."

From this view, you can really see a big difference from the state of this parcel even one week ago! Too bad we don't have a "before" photo to display.

After working today, we took a little walk around the Bayard section of the garden to look at the "problem plants" that are taking over the front beds. Since we're not experts in this sort of thing yet, we haven't identified what this species is called.

As you can see, it's some sort of vine. We haven't seen it flower as of right now.

And finally, to the left here, you can see some strange aphid-like bugs that were slowly killing this plant. We don't quite know what these guys are called, either.

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